Newcastle Jets – Melbourne City : Preview & Prediction
Newcastle Jets and Melbourne City face at Hunter Stadium, in a match for the 26 th round of the A ‑ League. In the last head ‑ to ‑ head between these teams in this competition, on 15‑12‑2019, Melbourne City won away by (0‑4). The history of direct matches played at this stadium favors the visiting team, which in the last 7 matches won 4 and lost 3. Indeed, in the last match at this stadium, in a match for the A ‑ League, on 15‑12‑2019, Melbourne City only managed to win, by (0‑4). The goals of the match were scored by A. Luna (3 ‘and 28’), J. Cabrera (47 ‘) and J. MacLaren (59’) for Melbourne City. It is necessary to analyze with special attention the home / away condition, as Newcastle Jets presents different results at home and away.
The home team plays a late match of the 26 round, against Melbourne City, after 5 wins, 6 draws and 10 losses in their league games so far. This is a team affected by the home factor, which is stronger when playing against their fans, since in the last 30 matches they have recorded 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses as a visitor, with 19 goals scored and 28 conceded, against 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 defeats at home, with 20 goals scored and 20 conceded. In the last 10 home matches for the championship, Newcastle Jets has recorded 3 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses, having won 13 points out of 30 possible. In the matches played at their stadium in the championship, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was the 1‑0, which was verified in 4 of their 10 games. Defensive solidity has not been their strong point, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games, but their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 21 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 11 times and have never been able to turn the score around.
Newcastle Jets reaches this stage of the Australian championship out of the qualifying spots for the play-offs, the result of an unproductive campaign in general terms, which keeps the team six points from the play-off zone. Despite the unconvincing course, the last few games have brought improvements to the Newcastle Jets team, especially since Carl Robinson joined the technical team. After a very interesting series of six consecutive games without losing, Newcastle Jets were defeated, last Friday, in the visit to the Brisbane Roar field, by 1-0. A game without great interest, where the team was unable to react to the goal conceded in the 16th minute. Still, Robinson’s team wasted an excellent opportunity, already in discounts, to reach the tie.
Newcastle Jets – Melbourne City : Betting Tips
Melbourne City – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70